Description: Facebook has built a huge business on its advertising based social media platform. But now, after a year of testing, Facebook is offering a new platform called Workplace to compete with the Startup company Slack. Workplace – like Slack – will combine various productivity technologies like e-mail and newsletters. Workplace will be sold to businesses on a $1-$3 per user basis. Slack’s business customers currently pay a minimum of around $7 for each user.
Date: October 10, 2016
1) Have you ever used Slack at work or perhaps on project teams at school? If so, what did you like about the platform?
2) Do you think business might look at switching to Workplace? Why?
3) What factors would go into pricing Workplace?